Date & Time
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to the public
One of our area’s most diverse sets of habitats and landscapes
celebrates a major birthday this year. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the University of California’s Natural Reserve System.
Locally, Santa Ynez Valley’s Sedgwick Ranch, Coal Oil Point, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Santa Cruz Island, San Marino Ranch, and
even the Valentine Reserve in the eastern Sierras are sparkling jewels
in the Reserve’s crown–places where generations of faculty, students,
staff, and visiting research scientists can venture into the field for deep
research, while concurrently managing these disparate ecosystems for
the public benefit, under UC’s broad umbrella.
Long time Audubon friends like Bill Murdoch, Scott Cooper, Wayne
Ferren, Cris Sandoval, and Kate McCurdy have been intimately
connected with local Reserve sites and achieved remarkable research
breakthroughs. At the same time, the Reserve has hosted generations
of hikers, birders, and visitors of every sort to meet nature first hand, at
Join us when Trish Holden, Ph.D., Director of the Natural Reserve
System, shares amazing photos and compelling science that emerge
every quarter from one of our area’s most beloved, and least understood, group of ecosystems.
Doors open at 7:00 pm